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Betty

Diversional Therapist From Australian Capital Territory, Australia


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Betty 12th Dec 2018 Diversional Therapist

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Thanks Susan for your information! Best wishes,xx
Betty 10th Dec 2018 Diversional Therapist

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Hi Guys,
I would like to ask if your facility uses Facebook for family/friends communication. If you do; can you share your rules and experiences . I'm not sure if it's the way but I need your advise , please.
Thanks heaps!
Betty 28th Feb 2016 Diversional Therapist

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Hi Fiona,
I arrange a ;'Welcome pack' for all new residents: a plastic small basket with shampoo,conditioner, a nice plastic cup, hand cream, a bar of soap, a nail set and a welcome card (made by a resident) -all wrapped. In the same time , fresh flowers in a vase in the room before arrival.
Best wishes.
Betty 28th Feb 2016 Diversional Therapist

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Hi Jill,
They are very expensive, but you can find a person who can sew with a machine and ask to help.
Suggestions:
1. Choose a strong bright coloured material, to cope and need to be washed regularly ,too.
2. Zips, buckles, buttons all in larger size and colours
3. Large beads on strings
4. different materials
5. packets with buttons & buttonholes
For ideas just search on the internet and you can find a lot of great ideas.
Good luck
Betty 16th Jun 2015 Diversional Therapist

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Hi Liz,
We have 'Italian cafe' ones a months; Italian volunteers bringing Italian biscuits, making real Italian cafe (cooked) in nice cups. They have a good chat and laugh, than they watch an Italian movie or listen to Italian music of their choice from the library .
Good luck
Betty 5th May 2015 Diversional Therapist

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Hi Sam,
I made a A3 size 'Activities Wish List' laminated and placed in each areas. I use white board markers to write up items we looking for.
Visitors, family members keep looking out to check the list. If you can allocate a donation box next to it, you will get lots of items.
Best wishes
Betty 25th Nov 2014 Diversional Therapist

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Hi Ngoc,
If you can email me privately I can send you mine.

Kind regards,

Betty
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Betty 24th Sep 2014 Diversional Therapist

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Hi Theresa,
We have a friend who can cut out larger size puzzles (animals, cars etc) .Our gents sand them then ,oil them with food oil than we donate them to a preschool.
Simple, practical and no cost as we get off cuts from hardware shops.
Some ladies joint the group latterly, they all love the activity. They love the pre schoolers visiting, when they can give them the ready puzzles in a special afternoon tea.

Cheers, Betty
Betty 9th Sep 2014 Diversional Therapist

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Hi Amanda,
I use Pinterest.com you can find everything you need.
Betty 9th Sep 2014 Diversional Therapist

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Great idea, well-done!
Regards,
Betty
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